How to Open a Case of an HP RP5700

by Jason Artman

The HP rp5700 is a business desktop computer designed for customers who want to replace their computers as infrequently as possible. The computer has a five-year life cycle, which means that a business purchasing it can expect HP to continue supporting it for several years. If you expect to use a fleet of HP rp5700 computers for several years, you will probably perform upgrades or repairs at some point. Whether you are replacing a part or installing a new one, the first step is to open the case of the HP rp5700.


Shut the HP rp5700 down and disconnect all cables from the front and back of the computer case. If you have never upgraded or repaired a computer before, you may find it helpful to label the different cables.


Unlock and remove any security cables or padlocks that you have installed.


Locate the two square release buttons on the sides of the HP rp5700 case. Push the hold the buttons.


Pull the top of the HP rp5700 case toward the front of the computer while holding the buttons in. After moving forward approximately 1 inch, the cover stops.


Lift the cover straight up to remove it from the HP rp5700.

About the Author

Jason Artman has been a technical writer since entering the field in 1999 while attending Michigan State University. Artman has published numerous articles for various websites, covering a diverse array of computer-related topics including hardware, software, games and gadgets.

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